I explore concepts of self — whether they be my own mixed identities of Inupiaq and white, and queer, or the complex identities of others.
My process begins with brainstorming and research before creating new work, which is often inspired by experiences and relationships from my own life. It is within this work that I gain a deeper understanding of myself, others, and communities.
Through photography, video, and sound art, I share stories that are not static — just as culture is not static. These works serve as explorations of being and understanding, capturing moments in time of those ever-evolving processes. Concepts of belonging, existence, survival, and connection are at the core of my work.
I connect the viewer to my subject matter through visuals, intimate narratives, and sounds, all while challenging their perspectives of and preconceived notions about underrepresented individuals and communities.